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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

Development of a new curriculum in a positive youth development program: The project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Language

English

Abstract

The design of a new curriculum in a positive youth development program (Project P.A.T.H.S.) in Hong Kong is outlined. The Tier 1 Program of the original phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. is a universal positive youth development program for students in Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 with the curricula developed by a research team comprising scholars in different disciplines (e.g., social work, psychology, and education). The 120 teaching units are designed with reference to 15 positive youth development constructs identified in the successful positive youth development programs. In the extension phase of the project, a new curriculum with 60 teaching units is developed in accordance with these 15 constructs with specific reference to five major adolescent developmental issues. These issues include substance abuse, sexuality issue, Internet addiction, bullying, and money and success issues. The principles underlying the program development and implementation strategies are outlined. Copyright © 2011 Daniel T. L. Shek et al.

Keywords

Chinese adolescents, developmental issues, positive youth development, prevention

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Scientific World Journal

Volume

11

Start Page

2207

End Page

2218

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

ISSN (print)

23566140

ISSN (electronic)

1537744X

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